May 12, 2017 | Quoted by The Weekly Standard
Trump Reportedly Considering Mike Rogers, Author of Scorned Benghazi Report, for FBI Director
Bloomberg is reporting that President Trump is considering former Rep. Mike Rogers to replace James Comey as FBI director. Rogers is a former FBI agent; by the end of his seven terms in Congress he was the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn enumerated the many details that emerged in the months after the attack that killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens and reported that:
As lawmakers headed home for Thanksgiving two weeks ago, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a report concluding that there were no intelligence failures related to the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi and otherwise bolstering claims by the administration and its defenders that the controversy surrounding the attacks and their aftermath was rooted more in the imaginations of critics than in reality.
For many of those who had been following the story closely, the report was bizarre and troubling. Key events were left out. Important figures were never mentioned. Well-known controversies were elided. Congressional testimony on controversial issues was mischaracterized. The authoritative tone of the conclusions was undermined by the notable gaps in evidence presented to support them.
“If this was a high school paper, I would give it an F,” says John Tiegen, a former CIA officer who fought on the ground that night in Benghazi and lived through many of the events the report purports to describe. “There are so many mistakes it's hard to know where to begin. How can an official government report get so many things wrong?”
Read the 2014 article by Hayes and Joscelyn here.
Read the full article here.